A loan of $1,175 helped to buy textiles.

Isata's story

This is 36-year-old Isata. She is married and has two children, aged 10 and 7. She has two additional dependents, who live with her and are assisting her with her business.

In 2002, Isata established her textiles business. She began her business just to assist her husband in the running of the home, and that is her only source of survival. Her business is located at the heart of town, and her main customers are both men and women. Working seven days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 800,000 SLL (Sierra Leone leones) every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. Isata has already received and successfully repaid two loans, and now requires a new loan in order to buy more stock for her shop. She hopes that this loan will enable her to start traveling to Guinea for business. In the future, Isata plans to rent a store, erect a house and to give her children a quality education. She is saying thanks to Kiva.

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